Selava Omar – Xeber24.net – “Agencies”
Concerning the unprecedented protests in the country, the United States is preparing for the funeral of George Floyd, who died of suffocation last week when a white policeman pressed his neck to death after he was arrested and handcuffed back.
The family’s lawyer, Ben Crump, said during a press conference that he was waiting for the funeral date on Tuesday morning at 11 (16:00 GMT) in Houston, where the late family resides, and other memorial ceremonies will be held in other areas of the country.
The lawyer stated that the first memorial ceremony for the late “Floyd” will be held Thursday afternoon in Minneapolis, Minnesota (North), where Floyd were killing
by suffocation until death, in an incident that sparked a wave of violent protests that spread to dozens of American cities.
On Saturday, the lawyer added, a second memorial service will be held in North Carolina, where Floyd was born, without further details.
It is noteworthy that the United States imposed a curfew, and the authorities deployed the National Guard in several cities, most notably the capital, Washington, after the country recently witnessed mass demonstrations in several cities denouncing racist practices by the police, some of which turned into riots and violent confrontations.